2002 Stevenage Borough Council election

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13 of the 39 seats to Stevenage Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 33 3 3
Seats won 11 1 1
Seats after 33 3 3
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 16,392 8,027 5,747
Percentage 53.2% 26.1% 18.7%

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Map showing the results of contested wards in the 2002 Stevenage Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

Elections to Stevenage Borough Council were held on 2 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election; the seats of the candidates who finished second in each ward in the all-out election of 1999. The Labour Party stayed in overall control of the council, which it had held continuously since 1973.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Stevenage Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 0 84.6 53.2 16,392
  Conservative 1 0 7.7 26.1 8,027
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 7.7 18.7 5,747
  Green 0 0 0 1.7 517
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0.4 116

Ward results

Bandley Hill

Location of Bandley Hill ward
Location of Bandley Hill ward
Bandley Hill
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Joan Lloyd 1,512 66.0
Conservative Freda Warner 778 34.0
Majority 734 32.0
Turnout 2,290

Bedwell

Location of Bedwell ward
Location of Bedwell ward
Bedwell
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Brian Underwood 1,616 64.2
Conservative Ralph Dimelow 448 17.8
Liberal Democrats Leonard Lambert 336 13.4
Socialist Alternative Stephen Glennon 116 4.6
Majority 1,168 46.4
Turnout 2,516

Chells

Location of Chells ward
Location of Chells ward
Chells
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Pamela Stuart 1,315 52.6
Liberal Democrats Mary Griffith 737 29.5
Conservative Susan Smith 450 18.0
Majority 578 23.1
Turnout 2,502

Longmeadow

Location of Longmeadow ward
Location of Longmeadow ward
Longmeadow
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Suzanne Myson 1,158 49.4
Conservative William Clark 580 24.8
Liberal Democrats Margaret Latham 437 18.7
Green William Hoyes 167 7.1
Majority 578 24.6
Turnout 2,342

Manor

Location of Manor ward
Location of Manor ward
Manor
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Lis Knight 1,459 54.0
Labour Gordana Bjelic-Rados 700 25.9
Conservative Prudence Howells 543 20.1
Majority 759 28.1
Turnout 2,702

Martins Wood

Location of Martins Wood ward
Location of Martins Wood ward
Martins Wood
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour David Monaghan 1,166 50.6
Conservative Matthew Wyatt 641 27.8
Liberal Democrats Barbara Segadelli 338 14.7
Green Ian Murrill 161 7.0
Majority 525 22.8
Turnout 2,306

Old Town

Location of Old Town ward
Location of Old Town ward
Old Town
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Pamela Gallagher 1,428 50.7
Conservative Dilys Clark 815 29.0
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Moorcroft 382 13.6
Green Bernard Chapman 189 6.7
Majority 613 21.7
Turnout 2,814

Pin Green

Location of Pin Green ward
Location of Pin Green ward
Pin Green
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Tanis Kent 1,369 59.3
Conservative Leslie Clark 544 23.6
Liberal Democrats Audrey Griffith 395 17.1
Majority 825 35.7
Turnout 2,308

Roebuck

Location of Roebuck ward
Location of Roebuck ward
Roebuck
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Alfred McCarthy 1,246 53.9
Conservative Anita Speight 597 25.8
Liberal Democrats Gordon Knight 467 20.2
Majority 649 28.1
Turnout 2,310

St Nicholas

Location of St Nicholas ward
Location of St Nicholas ward
St Nicholas
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Carol Latif 1,167 54.3
Conservative Matthew Hurst 494 23.0
Liberal Democrats Heather Snell 488 22.7
Majority 673 31.3
Turnout 2,149

Shephall

Location of Shephall ward
Location of Shephall ward
Shephall
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Robert Clark 1,436 63.2
Conservative Christopher Blanchett 433 19.0
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Baskerville 404 17.8
Majority 1,003 44.2
Turnout 2,273

Symonds Green

Location of Symonds Green ward
Location of Symonds Green ward
Symonds Green
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Sharon Taylor 1,535 64.6
Conservative Louisa Notley 841 35.4
Majority 694 29.2
Turnout 2,376

Woodfield

Location of Woodfield ward
Location of Woodfield ward
Woodfield
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Marion Mason 863 45.2
Labour Ralph Raynor 744 38.9
Liberal Democrats John Meacham 304 15.9
Majority 119 6.3
Turnout 1,911

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